Ahead of Snowstorm, Naugatuck Closes Schools Wednesday

More snow — potentially a lot — is on the way. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
More snow — potentially a lot — is on the way. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
With a significant snowstorm bearing down on the state, Naugatuck is joining towns throughout the area in announcing school cancellations for Wednesday, Feb. 5.

With the expected severity and timing of the storm — it's forecast to dump upwards of a foot of snow and about a quarter inch of ice — school districts are taking an unusual step and announcing the closures the night before, instead of the morning of as is customary.

The storm has also caused a delay in the start of the 2014 Legislative Session in Hartford, which was scheduled to start Wednesday. 
Travel is expected to be extremely dangerous, according to the National Weather Service, and the combination of heavy snow and ice could lead to downed tree limbs and power lines.

A wintry mix will start as early as 2 a.m. and then convert to all snow a few hours later. Snow is expected to fall all day and potentially mix back in with sleet later, according to the NWS.
Nancy Sasso Janis February 04, 2014 at 08:21 PM
From Mayor Mezzo's blog: Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day beginning Wednesday (2/5/2014) as a result of the inclement weather predicted for tomorrow morning (2/5/2014). The schedule for the rest of this week only is as follows: Regular Wednesday (2/5/2014) collection will be Thursday (2/6/2014); Regular Thursday (2/6/2014) collection will be Friday (2/7/2o14); and Regular Friday (2/7/2014) collection will be Saturday (2/8/2014). Regular collection schedules will resume Monday (2/10/2014), weather permitting. As always, please ensure all trash and recycling containers are placed curbside by midnight on the regular day of collection. Trucks will occasionally be dispatched earlier than usual on the day of collection depending on scheduling constraints and/or weather-related disruptions.


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